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The ORC assesses integrative therapies, including manipulation and acupuncture for management of musculoskeletal disease and pain, as well as rehabilitative techniques of swimming, underwater treadmilling, and hyperbaric therapy.
Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Techniques for Musculoskeletal Disease

​Aquatic therapy has become increasingly popular for the rehabilitation of equine musculoskeletal injuries; unfortunately, there has been no scientific evaluation of its effectiveness for the treatment of OA and its associated alterations in musculoskeletal function in horses.

​Current saddle fitting methods do not provide a quantifiable or standardized method for assessing three-dimensional trunk morphometry. The Equine Back Profiling System (EBPS) was able to reliably capture a wide variety of dorsal trunk contours of horses ridden under English dressage or jumping saddles, and Western saddles.

About the ORC
Contact Us:
​1678 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1678

Phone:
​(970) 297-4165

Fax:
​(970) 297-4138